Aus vs WI, 2nd Test, MCG: Factbox

Australia would like to seal the series when they take on West Indies in the 2nd Test at the MCG.

By: Reuters | Melbourne | Updated: December 24, 2015 1:20 pm
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Factbox on the second Test between Australia and West Indies, which starts in Melbourne on Saturday:

Dec. 26-30 (10:30 AM local, 2330 GMT start)

Melbourne Cricket Ground (capacity 100,000)

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand), Ian Gould (England)

Third umpire: Marais Erasmus (South Africa)

Match referee: Chris Broad (England)

READ: Brathwaite favoured to make debut for WI

AUSTRALIA

Test ranking: 3

Captain: Steve Smith

Coach: Darren Lehmann

Highest ranked batsman: Steve Smith (4)

Highest ranked bowler: Josh Hazlewood (6)

READ: It’s been one hell of a ride, says skipper Steve

Team (likely): Steve Smith, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Nevill, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

WEST INDIES

Test ranking: 8

Captain: Jason Holder

Coach: Phil Simmons

Highest ranked batsman in squad: Darren Bravo (25)

Highest ranked bowler: Kemar Roach (19)

Team (likely): Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajenda Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin, Jason Holder, Jomel Warrican, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Test matches played: 114

Australia wins: 57

West Indies wins: 32
Draws: 24

Tied: 1

PREVIOUS THREE TESTS AT MELBOURNE

2000 Australia won by 352 runs

1996 West Indies won by six wickets

1992 Australia won by 139 runs

PREVIOUS RESULT IN SERIES

Australia won first Test in Hobart by an innings and 212 runs

SERIES

Jan. 3-7 Third test Sydney Cricket Ground

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